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How to close the digital gap for the elderly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ella Kidron, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.com & Vivian Yang, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.COM China’s ageing population makes it important the country digitally enables the elderly. Globally, tech companies are trying to train the elderly […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

How digital identity can improve lives in a post-COVID-19 world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Dawson, Director, Regulatory and Policy, Yoti & Cristian Duda, Project Lead, Digital Identity, World Economic Forum Industries from travel to health to education will recover more quickly if solutions once primarily associated with the finance sector are […]

Fair transition to digital and green economy: a new social agenda for Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In order to complement the changes that the European economy is currently undergoing, clear objectives should be put in place to ensure social justice in the labour market. In a resolution that was adopted today by 616 votes in favour, 22 against and 58 […]

COVID-19 shows why we must build trust in digital financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank The pandemic has proved that digital financial inclusion is crucial – and that it cannot depend on cash-out services. Weak financial infrastructure makes digital transactions difficult – and people […]

Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules for digital platforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has proposed today an ambitious reform of the digital space, a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services, including social media, online market places, and other online platforms that operate in the European Union: the Digital Services Act and the […]

Team Europe: Digital4Development Hub launched to help shape a fair digital future across the globe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will officially launch the Digital4Development (D4D) Hub in the presence of representatives from the five Hub-founding EU Member States, under the German EU Council Presidency. The platform gathers key stakeholders from EU Member States, private sector, […]

Modernising EU justice systems: New package to speed up digitalisation of justice systems and boost training of justice professionals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a package of initiatives to modernise the EU justice systems. The two main pillars of the new package are the Communication on the digitalisation of justice in the EU, and the new Strategy on European judicial training. This digital […]

Fair Taxation: Member States agree on new tax transparency rules on digital platforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the recent compromise reached by Member States to extend EU tax transparency rules to digital platforms, making sure that those who make money through the sale of goods or services on platforms also pay their fair share of tax. This […]

European Vocational Skills Week: ‘VET for Green and Digital Transitions’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Vocational Skills Week 2020 will take place digitally across the European Union from 9 to 13 November 2020. It is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as part of the German Presidency […]

COVID-19: MEPs call for measures to close the digital gap in education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs called for the digital gap in Europe to be closed, as the pandemic exacerbated inequalities in the EU, making it difficult for many to access school education.  The resolution was adopted on Thursday by 593 votes in favour, 58 against and 36 abstentions. […]

Digital: The EU must set the standards for regulating online platforms, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for future-proof rules on digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, and for a binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online. MEPs approved tonight two separate “legislative initiative” reports calling on the Commission to address and tackle current shortcomings in the online […]

Digital Services: managing harmful content while protecting freedom of expression

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Legal Affairs Committee calls on the Commission to review existing laws applicable to online providers and put forward new legislation on online content management. The legislative initiative, adopted with 22 votes in favour and 1 against, will contribute to the upcoming Commission’s Digital […]

A new European Research Area: Commission sets new plan to support green and digital transition and EU recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation. Based on excellence, competitive, open and talent-driven, the new European Research Area will improve Europe’s research and innovation landscape, accelerate the EU’s transition towards climate neutrality and […]

Achieving a European Education Area by 2025 and resetting education and training for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission adopted two initiatives that will strengthen the contribution of education and training to the EU’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and help build a green and digital Europe. Setting out a vision of the European Education Area to be achieved by […]

MEPs spell out their priorities for the Digital Services Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs’ demands on how digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, should be regulated were set out in a vote in the Internal Market Committee on Monday. With the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), the EU aims to shape the digital economy not only […]

COVID-19: MEPs call for measures to close the digital gap in education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the EP’s Committee on Culture and Education called for swift and concrete measures to close the digital education gap in Europe. The resolution was adopted by 26 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions. “The last six months have seen our […]

Digital Finance Package: Commission sets out new, ambitious approach to encourage responsible innovation to benefit consumers and businesses

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a new Digital Finance Package, including Digital Finance and Retail Payments Strategies, and legislative proposals on crypto-assets and digital resilience. Today’s package will boost Europe’s competitiveness and innovation in the financial sector, paving the way for Europe to […]

Health care’s digital times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Picolotto Oliveira and Ms. Jessica Lais Caregnato de Meira, two fourth-year medical student at Unicesumar, Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

EU-China: Commission and China hold first High-level Digital Dialogue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission held its first High-level Digital Dialogue with China, in preparation of the videoconference between EU and Chinese Leaders on 14 September. Chaired by Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, and the Vice Premier of China, […]

What’s an ‘essential service’? Not knowing could block access to key digital services during COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Ennis, Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Dell Technologies & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum The supply of services was as disrupted as the supply of goods during the pandemic. A coordinated definition of […]

This simple digital solution could streamline global travel and boost trade during COVID – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new health data tool could help restart stalled international travel and trade. Individual data is only shared with the user’s permission, ensuring health data is protected. The CommonPass initiative could help […]

Digital education is both a necessity and an advantage for the Global South. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dipu Moni, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education of Bangladesh The long-term impacts of COVID-19 on young people’s schooling can only be alleviated by digitalizing education. Bangladesh moved fast to do so where possible, and to introduce TV-based […]

Why it’s time to take central banks’ digital currencies seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President; Head, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Infosys Limited & Dixit Joshi, Group Treasurer, Deutsche Bank The introduction of central bank digital currencies could upend the global economic order. This technology could bring multiple […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

COVID-19 could widen the digital gap. Here’s what’s needed now.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, USA, Millicom Inc. The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to a new reliance on digital infrastructure and connectivity. Now, more than ever, it is essential that governments and telecommunications providers work in unison […]

Digitalising and modernising judicial cooperation: Council endorses provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament on service of documents and taking of evidence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council endorsed the provisional agreement reached with European Parliament on 30 June, on the European Commission’s amended regulations for the service of documents and the taking of evidence abroad. Vĕra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency and Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice […]

COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of higher education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samuel Martin-Barbero, Presidential Distinguished Fellow, University of Miami Developing a virtual culture for universities will require both imaginative and creative implementation, as well as open leadership, and an innovative mentality. Learning technology should not be envisioned as a […]

Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

Deal on digitalisation of access to justice will benefit citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement to make access to justice faster, cheaper and more user-friendly for EU citizens and businesses. The two pieces of legislation under negotiation between the two EU legislators, respectively on taking evidence and on service of […]

Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report shows the GDPR has met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of […]

Digital Finance: Commission holds closing pan-European conference following extensive outreach events

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission today hosts the closing conference of the 2020 Digital Finance Outreach (DFO) event in Brussels. This conference is the final in a series of 19 national events organised together with Member States, which took place from February to June 2020. More […]

Digitalization is changing banking – These 3 trends will help shape its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos COVID-19 is accelerating demands for new banking technologies and cost-cutting efficiencies. Cloud technologies and AI can help banks weather changes brought by COVID-19 and distinguish their offerings in the the long term. […]